We teamed up with our scientific research partners Whale Wise and The University of Iceland to bring the Arctic Sense 2021 expedition to life for everyone to experience through an interactive virtual reality (VR) exhibition. The exhibition is currently on display at the Nordsøen Oceanarium in Hirtshals, Denmark as part of a Nordplus educational program funded by The Nordic Council of Ministers.
The exhibition showcases the Arctic Sense 2021 Expedition’s content, which includes breathtaking footage of the Arctic’s unique wildlife, stunning land and seascapes, and the researching methods conducted from the boat and off the boat. Visitors can immerse themselves in the Arctic world using VR goggles, creating a truly interactive experience.
Andreas B. Heide expressed his pride in being able to share the expedition’s content with the world and continue to focus on making an impact. “At Barba, our sailing stories, research and content don’t mean much if we can’t share them with the world and have an impact,” he said.
The exhibition was a collaborative effort with our research partners, Whale Wise and The University of Iceland, who also provided scientific expertise and support for the expedition.
Pictured: The Arctic Sense 2021 exhibition at the Nordsøen Oceanarium
The exhibition is a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about the Arctic and its importance, as well as the challenges we are facing with climate change and plastic pollution in our seas. The Arctic is a critical region for climate research, and understanding its ecosystems is crucial for predicting and protecting the future of our planet.